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Ferrovial - Integrated annual report 2013 / Water consumption

In 2013 there was a general reduction in water consumption, the most notable case being in the construction business. The reasons for this are not only the reduction in the volume of projects, but a change in their type, with fewer roads and tunnels. Total consumption amounted to 1,933,592 m3.

Water consumption
Water consumption (m3)201020112012 2013
Cadagua 197,752 263,022 353,001 236,877 
Amey 300,622 226,500 85,261 51,600 
Cintra 137,233 82,051 58,667 62,092 
Construction 628,838 1,438,466 950,517 531,008 
Ferrovial Servicios 1,213,485 1,217,895 1,165,006 1,048,718 
Corporación 4,137 6,408 3,364 3,237
Total 2,482,068 3,234,343 2,615,816 1,933,592 

The volume of reused water doubled in 2013 due to the entry into operation of a new sewage treatment plant with a volume of reused water of 1,694,753 m3.

The rest of the volumes remained at similar levels or slightly higher.

The urban services division has increased use of recycled water by 24.77%, due mainly to the identification of new contracts that reuse water and to an increasing trend in this respect.

The main use of recycled water in this division is street cleaning, washing of vehicles and machinery, fermentation and composting phases and watering of green areas.

Volume of reused water
2012 2013
Ferrovial Servicios Spain 707,007 730,189
Construction 88,478 98,968.55
Cadagua 959,834 2,493.116.42
Total (m3) 1,756,819 3,322,274